University of North Carolina at Wilmington Rankings by Salary Score

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University of North Carolina at Wilmington's Top Rankings

University of North Carolina at Wilmington is ranked on 2 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at UNC Wilmington

We calculated a salary score for each of UNC Wilmington's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at UNC Wilmington to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for UNCW Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 6 91% 91% $25,000 $18,770 6
Biology, General 58 95% 95% $22,770 $30,090 58
Business Administration, Management and Operations 53 97% 97% $20,180 $43,670 53
Chemistry 33 89% 89% $22,250 $35,060 33
Communication and Media Studies 46 98% 98% $22,250 $32,890 46
Computer and Information Sciences, General 36 97% 97% $21,500 $52,110 36
Computer Science 34 97% 97% $22,940 $59,950 34
Criminology 13 95% 95% $20,000 $29,690 13
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 41 97% 97% $25,000 $22,190 41
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 31 93% 93% $21,160 $25,390 31
English Language and Literature, General 76 93% 93% $19,000 $33,600 76
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 47 95% 95% $21,630 $26,160 47
Fine and Studio Arts 9 88% 88% $21,750 $19,230 9
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 46 96% 96% $20,420 $36,490 46
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 96 100% 100% Not Reported $38,560 96
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 79 94% 94% $25,000 $44,170 79
History 43 91% 91% $22,250 $29,690 43
International/Global Studies 32 89% 89% $21,500 $28,240 32
Mathematics 25 96% 96% $18,860 $38,290 25
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 18 91% 91% $21,500 $26,640 18
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 31 100% 100% $22,390 $30,230 31
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other 34 96% 96% $25,500 $23,460 34
Physics 32 100% 100% Not Reported $38,290 32
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 8 98% 98% $22,190 $22,440 8
Political Science and Government 18 96% 96% $21,380 $29,060 18
Psychology, General 20 93% 93% $21,000 $25,930 20
Public Health 32 87% 87% $20,490 $32,030 32
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 35 99% 99% $15,200 $61,330 35
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 42 92% 92% $19,500 $30,410 42
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 12 94% 94% $26,120 $20,480 12
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 28 90% 90% $25,500 $28,600 28
Social Work 39 91% 91% $22,670 $30,930 39
Sociology 50 95% 95% $20,000 $32,570 50
Special Education and Teaching 43 100% 100% $24,540 $37,520 43
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 51 95% 95% $19,500 $36,090 51

Salary Scores for UNCW Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 34 98% 98% $40,450 $61,810 34
Chemistry 46 100% 100% Not Reported $57,660 46
Curriculum and Instruction 47 100% 100% Not Reported $48,820 47
Dispute Resolution 13 91% 91% $25,110 $40,640 13
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 20 100% 100% Not Reported $38,530 20
Education, General 19 95% 95% $28,500 $42,680 19
Educational Administration and Supervision 26 98% 98% Not Reported $47,730 26
Educational/Instructional Media Design 75 100% 100% Not Reported $61,520 75
Fine and Studio Arts 100 98% 98% $20,500 $65,960 100
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 14 93% 93% Not Reported $41,570 14
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 6 100% 100% Not Reported $35,060 6
Natural Resources Management and Policy 35 100% 100% Not Reported $44,090 35
Psychology, General 42 100% 100% $50,710 $42,680 42
Public Administration 22 92% 92% $31,300 $45,500 22
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 37 100% 100% $37,820 $92,810 37
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 23 93% 93% $40,750 $29,690 23
Social Work 28 98% 98% $30,500 $42,500 28
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 12 95% 95% $29,190 $38,080 12

Salary Scores for UNCW Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Administration and Supervision 25 89% 89% Not Reported $70,460 25

Most Recent Reviews

brian 7/15/2020

The school has subpar staff and teachers. The educations is overpriced and useless. Teachers are not willing to work with students during national emergencies, hurricanes and the corona virus. Campus police prey on students for more income in top of the already high price for an underdeveloped campus with subpar opportunities for students. Any other UNC school is a better option, but they all are overpriced subpar NC public schools.

Lea Glasmacher 8/10/2019

Being a high school senior can be a scary time. Taking the SAT's and figuring out where you want to go to college. You tour all these schools who tell you why they are the best and why you should attend. I visited about six colleges before touring UNCW, and I kept thinking to myself, when will I find a school that feels like home. Finally, when I visited UNCW, it felt like home. The campus is beautiful, there are trees everywhere and small ponds to relax by between classes. UNCW has done a great job making... Read More